I'm preparing to start the Dr.s 12 day program. I do not like oatmeal and I might not have time to do 20 minute Ore Ida Hash Browns in the morning. Are there any quick substitutes?
I also wanted to thank Dr. McDougall for his free program and the message board for all the words of encouragement.
Congratulations on starting the program.
There are many other alternatives for breakfast and so you do not have to eat anything you do not like. There are other hot cereals that are also excellent like barley, buckwheat, rye, brown rice, that are excellent choices and quick cooking. There are also some excellent cold cereals though they tend to be higher in calorie density and not the best choice for weight loss.
And, while we have certain "tendencies" and habits on what we choose for breakfast, many healthy cultures choose other items than the typical American ones for breakfast. So, do not be afraid to eat what may be thought of as "non breakfast" foods for breakfast.
Many people enjoy just reheating leftovers from either lunch or dinner from the day before. My daughter used to love to eat leftover burritos, or whole grain pasta primavera, or even just sweet potatoes for breakfast and all she had to do was reheat them.
Make sure you check out the McDougall Quick and Easy Cookbook also which is full of great simple recipes.
And remember, a little time invested now, will go a long way to helping to build and maintain a long and healthy life.
Jeff Novick, MS, RD